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Gottfried marches on despite unrealistic fan expectations

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By Ken Cross North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried and his Wolfpack went through the usual whirlwind of emotions when A.D. Debbie Yow announced on Wednesday that he would not be retained at season’s end.  The firing, resignation, or whatever, wreaked once again of unrealistic expectations of boosters who have no clue about the cycles  and the rebuilding of basketball programs. Gottfried took …

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Marching to Madness Episode 62: Erik Haslam of Haslametrics.com

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Erik Haslam of Haslametrics.com. The trio discuss Erik’s system for rating teams, why Florida sits at No. 1 in his ratings, teams that he’s high on, teams that he’s low, and mid-majors that could make noise in March. It’s an awesome metrics and bracketology …

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Wolverines’ slashing of Badgers moves them closer to NCAA candidacy

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By Aaron Ettinger It has been a Jekyll and Hyde season for Michigan basketball this year. The Wolverines have struggled to a 1-6 road record, earning their first road win of the season Sunday at Indiana. Meanwhile, Michigan has thrived in their home confines of The Crisler Center beginning the year 13-3 including a 29-point thrashing of rival Michigan State …

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Marching to Madness Episode 61: John Akers of Basketball Times

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Basketball Times publisher and former USBWA president John Akers. The trio discuss John’s time covering basketball on the West Coast, Gonzaga’s stellar season, the NCAA tournament selection process, and much more. It’s a jam-packed episode of Marching to Madness! For more information on subscribing to …

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Marching to Madness Episode 60: Aaron Ettinger talks Big Ten, NCAA title sleepers and more

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Susquehanna assistant coach and CollegeHoopsWatch.com writer Aaron Ettinger to discuss all things Big Ten. Before chatting with Aaron, the guys give their teams of the day, talk about the improvement of Ole Miss, and preview Duke/Virginia. It’s another exciting episode of Marching to Madness! As …

More A-10: Davidson’s McKillop evaluates; Patriots ascend

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By Ken Cross Davidson coach Bob McKillop has been able to keep the Wildcats afloat in the middle of the challenge that is the Atlantic 10 despite some tough injuries to post Nathan Ekwu and  guard Jordan Watkins. These have limited the Wildcats’ repertoire, but a win streak down the stretch could move them into a potential bye situation at the …

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Marching to Madness Episode 59: Kansas/WV, Bubble watch, and Ken’s free throw clinic!

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In the newest episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross dive into a plethora of college basketball topics. They discuss West Virginia’s late-game collapse at Kansas, bubble teams in need of victories on Tuesday, and Ken even offers up a free throw shooting clinic for teams that are struggling! It’s another exciting episode of Marching to …